Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy

An easy step-by-step course that will help anyone master the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
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  • Lectures 128
  • Contents Video: 6 hours
    Other: 38 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

What is the course about?

By the end of this course you will be able to successfully start Microsoft Office 2010 applications using a variety of methods, explore windows and identify various features in the window, navigate around software applications, use the ribbons, navigate the various menus associated with each ribbon, create documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations, insert text in documents using various methods, save documents using the save and save-as commands, and close a document and properly exit a software application program.

What kind of materials are included?

This course includes step-by-step video tutorials, supplemental documents, hands-on activities, and assessments.

How long will the course take to complete?

The course is designed for 12 weeks, however some learners may take longer to complete the various lessons.

How is the course structured?

The course includes twenty-four sections, along with assessments, weekly video tutorials, and activities.

Why take this course?

Microsoft Office programs are the most widely used applications by students and employees alike, because of their easy to use interface as well as high functionality. The process for learning basic computer skills is incomplete without being fluent at using MS Office products for daily use.

Research shows that Microsoft Office is the only software package called out within the top 20 skills needed across all occupations, explicitly required in 15 percent of high-growth, high-salary positions. Microsoft Office is No. 3 on the list of skills most required, and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word are No. 11 and No. 13 most required skills. Therefore, in order for you to compete in today's workforce, it is imperative for you obtain skills in Microsoft Office.

What are the requirements?

  • To complete this online course you must have access to a computer with an Internet connection and an email account. A broadband Internet connection is preferred. You must also have Microsoft Office 2010 installed on your computer.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to understand the role of computers in business and the home, identify the moral and ethical issues related to the use of personal computers, recognize the basic structure of and navigate around Microsoft Office 2010 software applications and develop knowledge and skills of computer applications through guided hands-on video tutorial sessions and assigned activities.

What is the target audience?

  • Students of all ages, Administrative Assistants, and anyone else who desires to enhance their knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office 2010.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

04:34

This introduction video will provide some background information about your instructor, course structure, suggested book and contact information.

Section 1: Introduction to Computers
07:25

    Who are digital immigrants and digital natives?

    What happens if we refuse to change?

    Why should we embrace technology?

09:55

This short video tutorial will answer the following questions:

What is a computer virus?

How important is virus protection?

What are the symptoms of a computer virus?

Where do viruses come from?

How can we fix an infected computer?

What should we avoid?

17 pages

This short tutorial will provide sources online where you can retrieve free "Open Source" software.

6 pages

This video tutorial will answer the following questions:

What is online storage?

What are the capacities (space)?

Why online storage?

What are some examples of online storage?

08:49

This short video tutorial will provide the following:

Definition of function keys and shortcuts

Identification of function keys

A brief definition of each function key

Applying Your Knowledge & Skills
Article
Section 1: Self-Assessment
5 questions
Section 2: Windows 7, Operating Systems, and Desktop Part 1
07:11

By the end of this video tutorial you will develop a basic knowledge of personalizing the background, window color, sounds, and the screen saver of your desktop.

02:43

By the end of the video tutorial you will be able to arrange items on your desktop by name, size, item type, and date modified.

01:48

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to create a folder on your desktop in Windows seven.

02:21

By the end of the video tutorial you will learn how to change the name of a folder on your Windows 7 desktop.

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Section 2: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 3: Windows 7, Operating Systems, and Desktop Part 2
04:31

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to move folders around the desktop and move folders within folders.

04:04

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to drag and drop files within folders in Windows seven.

05:14

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to save any file to a location within Windows seven.

06:36

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to copy one or multiple files and folders in different locations.

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Section 3: Self-Assessment
3 questions
Section 4: Windows 7, Operating Systems, and Desktop Part 3
03:21

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn to use the eight different options that will change how you view your files within a folder.

03:42

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to delete files and folders from your computer.

05:03

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to minimize, restore, close, cascade, stack, and resize windows side-by-side in Windows seven.

03:05

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to take a screenshot of whatever is visible on your computer screen.

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Section 4: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 5: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 1
03:15

By the end of this video tutorial you will understand the various parts of the ribbon in Microsoft Word 2010.

03:58

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to move your quick access toolbar, add and delete commands from the quick access toolbar in Microsoft Word 2010.

02:43

By the end of the video tutorial you will be able to open Microsoft Word, create a document, and save the document.

01:59

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to use four different techniques for highlighting text in Microsoft Word 2010.

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Section 5: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 6: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 2
02:59

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to use three techniques of copying and pasting text in Microsoft Word 2010.

03:24

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to perform three techniques of cutting and pasting text within Microsoft Word 2010.

03:34

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to use the undo and redo commands within any software application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).

02:32

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to apply a heading style in Microsoft Word 2010.

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Section 6: Self-Assessment
3 questions
Section 7: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 3
04:34

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create and customize a new heading style in Microsoft Word 2010.

04:26

By the end of the video tutorial you will be able to change the font face, size, and color of your text in Microsoft Word 2010.

01:30

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to change your page margins in Microsoft Word 2010.

03:32

At the end of this tutorial you will be able to change your line spacing in a MS Word document.

Applying Your Knowledge & Skills
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Section 7: Self-Assessment
3 questions
Section 8: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 4
02:32

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to apply an indention to your paragraphs within Microsoft Word 2010.

03:17

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to insert a section break to an MS Word 2010 document.

04:41

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to format and insert page numbers within a Microsoft Word 2010 document.

04:26

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to insert footnotes within a Word document.

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Section 8: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 9: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 5
04:06

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create tables, add rows and columns, merge rows, customize a table by adding a table style.

03:28

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to insert and customize bullets within a Word document.

03:24

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to use the thesaurus and dictionary in MS Word 2010.

03:03

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to utilize spell check in an MS Word document.

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Section 9: Self- Assessment
4 questions
Section 10: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 6
03:28

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to apply the drop cap command within a MS Word 2010 document.

05:24

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to change the settings for your fonts, paragraph line spacing, page margins, and save auto recover in MS Word in order to save time working on a document.

07:54

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to perform the mail merge option in MS Word 2010.

05:00

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to apply the layer two effect in Microsoft Word 2010 by blending two pictures together.

Applying Your Knowledge & Skills
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Section 10: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 11: Microsoft Excel 2010 Part 1
03:12

This video tutorial will provide an introduction to the Excel workbook and formulas.

04:21

This video tutorial will provide an overview of creating formulas in Excel.

03:38

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create formulas that will add within a spreadsheet.

01:50

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create formulas that will subtract.

Article

Open the attached document and follow the instructions.

Section 11: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 12: Microsoft Excel 2010 Part 2
01:33

By the end of this video tutorial you will understand how to create a formula in MS Excel 2010 that will multiply numbers within a workbook.

01:48

At the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create a formula that will divide numbers within an Excel spreadsheet.

02:29

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create formulas that will find the average of numbers in an Excel spreadsheet.

02:03

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to create a formula that will find the maximum number within an Excel spreadsheet.

Article

Open the attached spreadsheet and follow the directions.

Section 12: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 13: Microsoft Excel 2010 Part 3
05:09

By the end of this video tutorial you will learn how to create complex formulas in an Excel spreadsheet.

02:11

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to add borders in an Excel spreadsheet.

01:39

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to apply the merge and center command within an Excel spreadsheet.

01:14

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to add color to cells within an Excel spreadsheet.

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Section 13: Self-Assessment
4 questions
Section 14: Microsoft Excel 2010 Part 4
01:52

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to apply currency to numbers within an Excel spreadsheet.

03:02

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to re-size columns and rows in an Excel spreadsheet.

02:35

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to add and delete columns and rows in an Excel spreadsheet.

02:23

By the end of this video tutorial you will be able to apply freeze panes in an Excel spreadsheet.

Applying Your Knowledge and skills
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Section 14: Self-Assessment
4 questions

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Harold L. Fisher, Professor/Author

Dr. Harold L. Fisher has been a professor at College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas for the last five years, and has been teaching for multiple universities online for the last eight years. Prior to becoming a professor, he taught in public school education for a total of eight years.

He received his doctorate degree in teacher leadership from Walden University, a master’s degree in education from American Intercontinental University in instructional technology, a master’s degree in education from Our Lady of the Lake University with dual majors in curriculum and instruction and master technology teaching, and he holds a third master’s degree in organizational leadership from Baptist Bible College. He finished his Bachelors of Science degree in biblical studies from College of Biblical Studies, and has a Texas teacher certification in Business Education from Texas State University.

He was the recipient of the 2009 Teacher of the Year award in Spring I.S.D. and the 2009 Teacher of the year for the Spring I.S.D. Virtual High School, featured as the 2009 Teacher of the Month (June) by KPRC Channel 2 Houston, and in 2009 he was recognized by Harris County Region 4 as Teacher of the Year. He was recently nominated by his peers to receive an award to the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society for Biblical Higher Education for his intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability.

He is the author of four books, “Virtual Schooling through the eyes of Teachers,” “Attitudes and Perspectives About Teaching of Teachers Who Provide Online Instruction at the Secondary Level,” “A Technology Workbook for Christian Learners” and "Microsoft Office 2010 Made Easy." He is currently working on multiple online courses, articles and book projects.

He has been married to his beautiful wife, Kym for twenty-two years. They have three kids, Brittani, Nicholas, and Sydnee.

Dr. Fisher’s favorite activities are golf, research, and spending vacation time with his wife and kids.

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